Wooing Venture Capital With Ben White

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Ben White is exceedingly well-travelled, and his love for building new businesses has taken him all around the world and seen him collaborate with like-minded individuals pretty much anywhere he spends three hours or more.

As the founder of what is widely considered Africa’s leading platform for startup funding, VC4A (Venture Capital for Africa)— Ben leads a team that brings together thousands of business professionals from 159 countries who are dedicated to building game-changing startups on the African continent.

VC4A has recently published a report called the 2016 Venture Finance in Africa which cites growing investor appetite in African early stage startups. In this conversation with Andile Masuku, Ben unpacks some of his organisation's findings and factors in on what players within the VC and angel investment scene on the continent ought to be doing to improve the state-of-play overall.